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    Just wondering if many first years are intending to go for the private accommodation option? Specifically Arkwright Hall. I really like the look of their accommodation, more so than the green, but I don't want to be the only 1st year there as I think I would feel out of place!
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    Hi
    We run a different accommodation site in Bradford called Universal Student Living, and we get loads of 1st years every year! (that often then stay for another 2 or 3 years!)

    Not everyone lives at the Green and wherever you chose to live I am sure you will make friends and have a great time! If you have any questions about Uni life in Bradford feel free to drop us a message- we are always happy to help

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    I lived at Universal Student Living for the past two years. It`s a really nice place, with friendly staff and nice rooms. There are also many first years there every year, so you will probably make friends, especially if they have Halloween and Christmas parties, as they had last year.
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    For most students, the first year is the year that they form friendships and really get into the social aspect of the university, so the choice of where to live is an important one.
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    I'm now a 4th year student at Bradford and I lived in The Green in my first year. I loved it there as there's always a lot going on and it's on campus so you don't miss out on anything. You'll make friends wherever you go and you definitely wouldn't be the only 1st year at Arkwright so it really is about what's best for you. I'd personally say that the prices at The Green are worth it for the experience you get though.

    Let me know if you want any advice about student life or the Uni as I've been where you are now and know Bradford pretty well.

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    I lived in the green in my first year and arkwright in my second (just starting 4th year) - the green is more active than arkwright in my experience, but arkwright is still fairly well populated - you will end up with a fair few first years in there, and even if you end up mostly friends with people on the green, it's about a minutes walk at most to the green, so you wouldn't be cut off from friends like you would be if you were in Laisteridge lane halls.
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    I can say for a fact that you will never be "cut off" at Universal Student Living. I lived there in my first year and visited friends there after i had moved out there are over 400 students on site. Its better under the new management as they now have:A Cafe and a student cinema, if you do sports its ideal as most team are based on the pitches around the back of the site. Also the second best student weekend (intramural) is mostly based there. Having finally moved out of halls many students move into house 30 seconds away. plus you don't have to trudge up the hills to get to the Westleigh or Delius and the Students' Union Bars are down hill 2 minutes away!!! Many messy nights have ended up with students staggering down Laisteridge lane to get home.
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    (Original post by bradfordbatman)
    I can say for a fact that you will never be "cut off" at Universal Student Living. I lived there in my first year and visited friends there after i had moved out there are over 400 students on site. Its better under the new management as they now have:A Cafe and a student cinema, if you do sports its ideal as most team are based on the pitches around the back of the site. Also the second best student weekend (intramural) is mostly based there. Having finally moved out of halls many students move into house 30 seconds away. plus you don't have to trudge up the hills to get to the Westleigh or Delius and the Students' Union Bars are down hill 2 minutes away!!! Many messy nights have ended up with students staggering down laisteridge lane to get home.
    Unless you're the flash, the union bars are not 2 minutes away from laisteridge lane - try at least 10 minutes. Likewise I highly doubt many messy nights have gone down Laisteridge lane given all the clubs are on the opposite side of the majority of student housing (Ashgrove, Grove Terrace etc.) to laisteridge and there are very few pubs (certainly no good ones) out beyond the westleigh in that direction.
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    clearly you are missing the fact i'm batman, you know the whole dark knight thing, you may have seen the movies the flash holds nothing on me.

    Clearly you only go out on a night to clubs... Many of my friends and the student population as a whole go to the Westleigh, the fighting ****, which yes it the other side of the university. More students live around the Westleigh and past Forster Halls and the Uni Bars are 4 minutes 30 or something around there (that was a drunken stumble) so yea it may not be two but sue me personally i'm not fussed about the extra 2-3 minutes but you aren't cut off as you made out that Universal is a desert island. Many messy nights have happened down Laisteridge lane due to the fact the Westleigh puts on karaoke and nights for students.
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    (Original post by bradfordbatman)
    clearly you are missing the fact i'm batman, you know the whole dark knight thing, you may have seen the movies the flash holds nothing on me.

    Clearly you only go out on a night to clubs... Many of my friends and the student population as a whole go to the Westleigh, the fighting ****, which yes it the other side of the university. More students live around the Westleigh and past Forster Halls and the Uni Bars are 4 minutes 30 or something around there (that was a drunken stumble) so yea it may not be two but sue me personally i'm not fussed about the extra 2-3 minutes but you aren't cut off as you made out that Universal is a desert island. Many messy nights have happened down Laisteridge lane due to the fact the Westleigh puts on karaoke and nights for students.
    I've not been clubbing in 3 years, I just know where they are.

    The fighting **** is quite a distance away from laisteridge, and is further away than the clubs/titus, so that certainly doesn't help your claim.

    The uni bars are at least 10 minutes away - I've done that walk plenty of times; I lived on cecil avenue for the first month of second year and various health problems means I've been visiting the student health service just nextdoor to laisteridge halls on a regular basis, and it is definitely not a short walk away.

    I'm aware the westleigh has student nights, but they wouldn't head down laisteridge lane because that's the opposite direction to the majority of student housing.

    I'm not saying it's a desert island, just that it is a lot further away from the uni, union and the majority of freshers than other halls - there's no arguing against that.
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    "The fighting **** is quite a distance away from laisteridge, and is further away than the clubs/titus, so that certainly doesn't help your claim." - Why does it matter that the fighting **** is further away my point was people will go as far as they wish for what they want.

    "The uni bars are at least 10 minutes away - I've done that walk plenty of times; I lived Cecil avenue for the first month of second year and various health problems means I've been visiting the student health service just next door to laisteridge halls on a regular basis, and it is definitely not a short walk away." - What have you got against Universal all you seem to be doing is shooting it down full stop. Surely you could grow up and let new students make their own decision.


    "I'm aware the Westleigh has student nights, but they wouldn't head down Laisteridge lane because that's the opposite direction to the majority of student housing." - They would because the road from the edge of the university to the Westleigh roundabout is also Laisteridge lane.
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    I don`t know how slow you are walking mate, but if the uni bars are 'at least' 10 min away, then for sure you are not that fast. If from the roundabout from Laisteridge you walk down on trinity road for about 5 min you get straight into the road with all the nightclubs. So get the information you are giving people right.

    As for the fighting ****, i`ve been there quite a few times. It`s miles away and no student whatsoever goes there. Every time I`ve been there were only middle aged people.
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    (Original post by bradfordbatman)
    "The fighting **** is quite a distance away from laisteridge, and is further away than the clubs/titus, so that certainly doesn't help your claim." - Why does it matter that the fighting **** is further away my point was people will go as far as they wish for what they want.


    You were talking as if there was plenty around laisteridge - the fighting **** most definitely is not around laisteridge.

    "The uni bars are at least 10 minutes away - I've done that walk plenty of times; I lived Cecil avenue for the first month of second year and various health problems means I've been visiting the student health service just next door to laisteridge halls on a regular basis, and it is definitely not a short walk away." - What have you got against Universal all you seem to be doing is shooting it down full stop. Surely you could grow up and let new students make their own decision.


    I've not got anything against universal - I simply said it was cut off from the rest of the halls - which it is; it's a fair way from the likes of the green, haria and arkwright, and if you want to be around a lot of other freshers, that's the sort of area you want, they mostly congregate in the green, so there and arkwright are better for being right on the doorstep of friends for freshers.

    "I'm aware the Westleigh has student nights, but they wouldn't head down Laisteridge lane because that's the opposite direction to the majority of student housing." - They would because the road from the edge of the university to the Westleigh roundabout is also Laisteridge lane.
    But that's not the same direction as the halls. By the same notion plenty of people go down great horton road on a night out, but those groups are going past the likes of mumtaz are they?

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    I don`t know how slow you are walking mate, but if the uni bars are 'at least' 10 min away, then for sure you are not that fast. If from the roundabout from Laisteridge you walk down on trinity road for about 5 min you get straight into the road with all the nightclubs. So get the information you are giving people right.

    As for the fighting ****, i`ve been there quite a few times. It`s miles away and no student whatsoever goes there. Every time I`ve been there were only middle aged people.
    The info I'm giving is right - from laisteridge lane halls, you've got a walk right to the bottom of laisteridge lane, and then along great horton road to get to the uni campus, and the bars are in the back corner of it. It's about 10 minutes in my experience, and google maps gives the same approximation for walking time.
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    If students are willing to go to Leeds for a night out by train, I am sure that a bit of walking is not as bothersome as you say it is.
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    I'm not saying it's a particularly big problem, I'm simply saying that being further away from the majority of freshers means you're further away from the majority of fresher activities. I fail to see what is so objectionable about that.

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    heya! Three freshers (girls) here living in Arkwright and we're looking for male friends to go out and party with and just be mates with at Uni all our class mates are girls and also we live with all girls and we're really dying for male friends to get away from the *****iness and hormones LOL pm me if you wanna go out with us to Leeds etc some weekends and be friends
 
 
 
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